Tuesday, January 06, 2009

natural gas crisis

I'm sure many of us have been watching the Ukraine-Russia natural gas debacle; I know I have with a mixture of disbelief and sympathy. But now this crazy situation hits a little too close to home.

All natural gas supplies routed from Russia and on to Serbia have been cut - completely. This is a truly awful situation and I hope it is resolved quickly. Not only is it frightening to think of some people being without heat in the winter, but even the idea of factories being stopped to conserve energy reserves... how that might hurt the economy.

Please keep all of the people in Serbia and the other European countries so terribly affected by this childish dispute in your thoughts and prayers. It's Christmas, and it's cold outside. :(